Governor Parson's Statement on Today's Shooting at Conclusion of Super Bowl Rally in Kansas City

FEBRUARY 14, 2024

 — Governor Mike Parson issued the below statement following today's shooting at the conclusion of the Super Bowl rally in Kansas City near Union Station: 

"I want to start with a thank you to Kansas City Police along with other state and local first responders who were able to quickly take two individuals into custody and provide critical care to victims following today's shooting. 

This was a tragic conclusion to a celebration we had all looked forward to – none more than Teresa and me. The First Lady and I were present when shots broke out. Thanks to the professionalism of our security officers and first responders, Teresa and I and our staff are safe and secure. 

At this time, KCPD is asking everyone to clear the area as they respond to those in need of immediate medical assistance. We commend local first responders and our state Missouri Disaster Medical Assistance Team for their quick actions to stop the threat and treat those in need. State and local law enforcement were prepared, they had a plan, and they ran towards danger when presented, undoubtedly saving lives. 

Investigations are ongoing and the state will continue supporting our local law enforcement officials throughout the process. Teresa and I want to remind our Kansas City community and anyone impacted by this incident that help is available through the 9-8-8 Crisis Hotline. 

As we wait to learn more, our hearts and prayers go out to the victims of this senseless violence."


NOTE: The Kansas City Missouri Police Department (KCPD) is leading the investigations. Official inquires should be directed to KCPD.